The art of Amigurumi

Amigurumi is a Japanese art that involves knitting or crocheting with yarn to produce small dolls, cute animals and other knit toys.

A type of Amigurumi could even be the doily table mats (semedaki – σεμεδάκι in Greek deriving from the French word chemin de table) or the grandmother’s curtains we almost always ignored but it seems people started to love them again and they could be easily integrated into folklore decoration.

Amigurumi came into my home through my beloved moonlight & starshine and its kitty-strawberry Easter candle for my Nefeli and also our newest addition, my daughter’s favourite, the Queen Froggy from leggybuddy.

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Thank you all very much! Nefeli adores her buddies! ♥

Talking about knitting and art, I came across something very innovative: the knot cushions by Umemi (Ragnheiður Ösp Sigurðardóttir) which can be found at Design House Stockholm. The inspiration came to her as she was trying to knit the large legs of a teddy bear more efficiently. That was it, the knot cushion was invented!

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photo by Jonas Lindström for Umemi
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